Support the Friends on Prime Day 2018!

Amazon.com’s Prime Day 2018 is set to start July 16, at 3pm ET and run through July 17.  Your shopping will make a difference for the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library after the deals end when Amazon donates a portion of your purchase to us.

Please remember to log into your Amazon account with this AmazonSmile link, so 5% of your purchase will be donated to the Friends.

Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, and Happy Shopping!

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The Grimke Sisters of Hyde Park, March 3, 2018

The Friends are pleased to announce a community event related to this year’s 150th anniversary celebration of the founding of Hyde Park. Boston Women, Inc., is sponsoring “The Grimke Sisters in Their Hyde Park Years: Educators, Aunts, and Voters”, by Louise W. Knight, Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm, at the Menino Arts Center, 26 Central Avenue, Hyde Park.

The Grimke sisters, Sarah and Angelina, along with Theodore Weld moved to Hyde Park, then called Fairmount, in 1864. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, the sisters’ years in Hyde Park marked a fulfillment of ideas supporting abolition and the women’s rights movements. Ms. Knight will capture these culminating years of their lives as educators, aunts and voters in her presentation.

Boston Women, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization based in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. It sponsors the annual “Women Amongst Us” Tea honoring Boston’s inspirational women every March to celebrate Women’s History Month. HP150 is a community celebration of Hyde Park’s 150th anniversary of its founding, sponsored by Blue Hills Bank Foundation, and by corporate sponsors including the City of Boston, SC Group, and Spin350 Creative. Hyde Park celebratory events are planned for April and June 2018.

Judy Pancoast Returns for Family Summer Concert

JudyPancoast22011 Grammy nominee Judy Pancoast returns to our concert garden stage this season on Thursday July 27th starting at 6:30pm.  In the event of excessive heart or rain, the concert may move inside to air-conditioned Menino Hall.

Judy is an annual favorite artist with our young library-goers, and will bring her own dance party to our series, with infectious melodies and clever lyrics that please and resonate with all her audiences, young and the young-at-heart!

The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, and Judy’s show is also sponsored in part by the Boston Public Library.

Tony Cibotti Concludes the Summer Concert Series Thursday

2015concert-cibotti2The final concert in the Friends’  summer “garden” series will be held this Thursday, August 25, 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  To counter the earlier setting of the sun as summer draws to a close, our concert will be held indoors in the branch library’s Menino Hall.

Hyde Park’s favorite crooner, Tony Cibotti, will entertain the audience with his wonderful selection of tunes from the Great American Songbook. As he always does for his library performances, Tony is donating his services for the library and the community. Thank you, Tony, for your beautiful gift!

This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, with support from Hyde Park Main Streets and the Boston Public Library.  Thank you for joining us this summer!

Family Summer Concert with Judy Pancoast

JudyPancoast2We are pleased to have Grammy nominee Judy Pancoast grace our concert garden stage this season on Thursday August 4th starting at 6:30pm.  In the event of excessive heart or rain, the concert may move inside to air-conditioned Menino Hall.

An annual favorite artist with our young library-goers, singer/songwriter Judy will bring her own dance party to our series, with infectious melodies and clever lyrics that please and resonate with all her audiences, young and the young-at-heart!  Celebrating her 20th year entertaining children and adults alike, Judy received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Children’s Album in 2011 for her CD, Weird Things are Everywhere!  The garden concert this week will be hopping and jumping!

The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, and Judy’s show is also sponsored in part by Hyde Park Main Streets and the Boston Public Library.

Ron Goldman in Summer Concert in Garden

music1Singer-songwriter Ron Goldman will perform at the next Concert in the Garden Thursday July 28th starting at 6:30pm.  In the event of excessive heart or rain, the concert may move inside to air-conditioned Menino Hall.

Versatile Ron Goldman performs a range of musical styles including Classic Rock, and American Songbook standards.  Children’s music is also a specialty.  As a composer, Ron creates original songs using powerful personal themes that have won awards at local and national contests.  Join us for an entertaining evening!

The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, and the Boston Public Library.

Friends Board Meeting, Monday June 1, 2015

The next open board meeting for the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library will be held on Monday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.-7:45p.m. in Menino Hall at the library.  Friends members and the general public are invited and welcome to attend.

Upcoming Board Meetings occur monthly on the first Monday at the same times.

A Mini-Book Sale is planned for the Spring as well as a fund-raising event.   Contact us at:  info@friendshplibrary.org, for more information about helping with Friends’ activities.